city and country ..
April 1, 2007 1:13pm CST
PEOPLE who live in the city : they go to theatres,visit museums and galleries; shop at big department stores; spend time in night clubs; drink fresh whiskey; --- activities that reflect culture and sophistication ! PEOPLE who live in the country : they have trees,flowers,good food,clean air,honest friends ----- still viewed as illiterate, unsophisticated,politically backward! RESULTS drift of population from the farms to the towns, from towns to the big cities !!!!!
• United Kingdom
1 Apr 07
Yes, when I lived close to a historical city I loved going to the theatre, museums and art galleries. It had a very large student population and so reflected culture and sophistication. I had the best of both world then: I lived in a village and yet I was only three miles from the historical city. Shopping was excellent and I suppose I took all this for granted. Then I moved to a house on the edge of a coastal town. The upstairs has country views. It is nice living here as the countryside is on my doorstep. But I don't find the coastal town has much culture or sophistication. I have a large city about half an hour away but all the attractions in it are very spread out. I miss the historical city I was telling you about but most of all I enjoy walking in the countryside. I like to see the fresh green fields, blue gently running river and puffy white clouds.